Originally Posted by xmeinherzbrennt
where to buy lift kits that dnt have blocks?
rear lift springs are quite pricy, several posts about these right now..most are saying 300-500 for the rear lift without blocks..kinda pricy in my book
I did an f250 bracket shackle flip..netted around 5" of lift..search for shackle flip, MUCH cheaper (130 or so if you go NEW brackets from skymanufacturing, and even cheaper if you go junkyarding for stock brackets to do the rear)
Originally Posted by stevp1
I'm looking for a kit for my bud's '88. After narrowly escaping a bait-and-switch by a crooked place here in Fresno, I thought I might look online to give him some options.
I'd like to hear opinions to the radius arms vs. drop brackets discussion
Online...ebay is a decent place, BEST place to buy is right here, alot of people will sell their used kits on here, normally one at least every week or 2....best bang for your buck right there, can get a stage2 kit for 500 bucks from much better stuff than a 500 dollar new, stage 1 kit
Increased flex is possible with the extended arms..you're only going to get so much flex out of the same bushing..look at it this way, slice of pizza is your arc, now lay it setting in front of you left to right, small to big. Got it? flat end of the pizza to your right. Now...thats how much flex you have with an extended arm..now decrease your arm length by half...so cut it in half verticaly. I think this is a good way to describe it..you get a longer "arc" with the longer arm.
I thought some kits (procomp comes to mind) used a stock rad. arm bracket, but used an extended arm..while others make their own beefy brackets, as well as extended arms, BDS, Cepek, skyjacker, etc.
if you plan on doing anything "hardcore" with it..get the stage 2 and you wont regret it, i know i've been impressed with the flex i've gotten out of my stage 2, as well as beefyness of the components
Originally Posted by ernie
I was looking to upgrade the tires to 32 or 33 inch tires to take advantage of the increased ride height.
WHATS THE BEST TIRE I CAN USE? Are there problems using 32/33 x 11.5?
Best tire..are you talking about brand or size? search for brand..it's been brought up alot, BFG MT's, goodyear MTR's are a good compromise between street/offroad... NO problems running 32/33x11.5's, alot run that size, not a big issue. you MAY need to space out the front bumper, it just depends on the tire size, your suspension hight right now, etc, thats another thing that's been discussed, check out my superford account and my "33 MT" section, those were 33x12.5's on stock steel rims
hope that answered your questions